Pep breaks mast in Fastnet Race
On June 16th at 9 in the morning, the Mini Fastnet regatta started. It is a regatta that leaves Douarnenez and surrounds Fastnet, a small island located at the most southerly point of Ireland. Right after the start, Pep and his father, with whom he competes, had good speed and stayed among the first twenty boats in the fleet. There was a medium-strong wind that made them move fast. Unfortunately, the mast broke. When they were sailing fast and comfortable with the spinnaker hoisted, the mast broke in half, falling towards the bow of the ship. Both are well.
Thanks to a boat that towed them at night and early morning, they were able to reach a port on the left coast of England, in Cornwall. Very unfortunately, the Mini Fastnet has ended here for Pep, and the mast problem will be an inconvenience to organize the rest of the season. We are looking for a way to bring the boat back. The communication with Pep is complicated because the rules of the Mini class ask the sailors to leave their phones in some envelopes in the regatta club, so they have to buy a new one in order to manage the return.